Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2020.

Imports: Twine, rope, cables

Twine, rope, cables, the No. 545 import by value totaled $26.7 million for the month of February, $54.63 million through February of 2020, and $310.87 million for all of 2019, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Sources

RankCountryYTD
1China$9.93 M
2Portugal$7.71 M
3Brazil$7.38 M
4Mexico$4.43 M
5Canada$3.11 M
6Vietnam$2.8 M
7India$2.22 M
8Turkey$1.34 M
9United Kingdom$1.33 M
10Sri Lanka$1.32 M
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January – February 2020

Top Ports

Total Trade: $54.63 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $7,696,341
2Port of Los Angeles $4,689,737
3Port of Houston $4,336,084
4Port of Seattle, Wash. $4,223,525
5Port of Virginia $3,894,564
6Port of Baltimore, Md. $2,902,136
7Port of New Orleans $2,830,910
8Port of Long Beach $2,283,544
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $2,145,510
10El Paso Border Crossing, Texas $1,916,163

U.S. imports of Twine, rope, cables decreased 4.53 percent through February to $54.63 million

U.S. imports of Twine, rope, cables decreased 4.53 percent from $57.23 million to $54.63 million through the first two months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 545 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 556 for the last full year with a total value of $310.87 million, a $10.84 million, 3.37 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Portugal, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Houston, No. 4 Port of Seattle, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Portugal, No. 3 Brazil, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Vietnam. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Newark, No. 2 Port of Los Angeles, No. 3 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

January – February 2020

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $9,926,318
2Portugal $7,713,556
3Brazil $7,381,252
4Mexico $4,434,936
5Canada $3,106,263
6Vietnam $2,798,850
7India $2,224,250
8Turkey $1,337,952
9United Kingdom $1,330,820
10Sri Lanka $1,315,364

January – February 2020

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Seattle $2,743,558
2New York City $2,563,619
3Los Angeles $1,953,406
4New Orleans $1,842,249
5Chicago $1,831,994
6Boston $1,623,654
7Atlanta/Savannah $1,579,914
8Baltimore $1,331,285
9St. Louis $1,113,740
10San Francisco $1,033,005

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Newark rose 9.62 percent compared to last year to $7.7 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 11.81 percent compared to last year to $4.69 million.
  • Port of Houston rose 9.89 percent compared to last year to $4.34 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. rose 3.17 percent compared to last year to $4.22 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 2.49 percent compared to last year to $3.89 million.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. imports from No. 1 China decreased $2.77 million, 21.79 percent, (18.17 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Portugal decreased $300,470, 3.75 percent, (14.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Brazil decreased $398,968, 5.13 percent, (13.51 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico decreased $585,294, 11.66 percent, (8.12 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Canada increased $721,305, 30.24 percent, (5.69 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 59.6 percent of all these Twine, rope, cables imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $32.56 million of the $54.63 million total.

All totaled, 45.47 percent of all these Twine, rope, cables imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $24.84 million of the $54.63 million total